from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.
  • n. The act or habit of stuttering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To speak with a spasmodic repetition of vocal sounds.
  • n. A speech disorder characterised by stuttering.
  • n. One who stutters; a stammerer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of stuttering; a stammer. See stammer, and stuttering.
  • n. One who stutters; a stammerer.
  • v. To hesitate or stumble in uttering words; to speak with spasmodic repetition or pauses; to stammer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To speak with a marked stammer; utter words with frequent breaks and repetitions of parts, either habitually or under special excitement.
  • Synonyms Falter, etc. See stammer.
  • To utter with breaks and repetitions of parts of words; say disjointedly.
  • n. A marked stammer; broken and hesitating utterance of words.
  • n. One who stuts or stutters; a stutterer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. speak haltingly
  • n. a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds


Frequentative of dialectal stut, from Middle English stutten.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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